Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Valerie Tyson and her amazing band. The Valerie Tyson Band was referred to our holiday planning committee in 2007. One of our employees would regularly, and still does, visit a venue where the band plays.
For the past 3+ years, The Valerie Tyson Band has made each and every event a success! Since their first performance at our company event, we have thought of no other entertainment that could suit the needs of our group of doctors, medical professionals, and employees better. Each band member has energy and with the joy and passion they share on stage, they engage our group with every song. Their humble and professional demeanor off-stage only adds to the pleasure it it to call upon them for all our events.
I thank Valerie for every event as it has been a pleasure to have celebrated many joyous occasions together. And for all that Valerie and her band are, it is my pleasure to recommend her to anyone that asks!
Director,Administrative Services& Financial Analyst
Team Health South East
The Valerie Tyson Band went above and beyond all our expectations. My husband surprised me during the reception and sang to me! The Band actually practiced with him before the day of the wedding (his request) and were amazing! They entertained the entire night and the guests could not say enough about them! they loved them 🙂 I would recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for a great night!!!
Kelli & Clegg
The Valerie Tyson band MADE our wedding! They were truly incredible ... far exceeding our expectations on every level. From the moment we met Valerie, we knew we wanted to have her and her band perform at our wedding. Her band has so much range and talent, it is incredible. They nailed our first dance (a Bryan Adams song ... we thought they were better than the original!), and they kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. Thank you Valerie!
The only word I can think of to describe the Valerie Tyson Band is "Amazing". We were blown away by the band's high energy over the course of the entire night. Their talent is indescribable; two weeks before our wedding we finally told them which song we wanted for our first dance, and without any resistance at all, they learned it and performed it at least as well as the original, if not better.
Almost every guest came up to us after the wedding and asked where we found the band, telling us how impressed they were. To me, the number one determining factor for a successful wedding is the music, and Valerie Tyson crushed our expectations.
Unquestionably, I would recommend the Valerie Tyson Band to anyone.
Valerie Tyson rocked our wedding! We are not from the South Florida area, so my bride and I had to take a bit of a leap of faith and go on reputation and recommendations for our wedding in W. Palm Beach.Valerie's 8-piece band were all excellent musicians and genuinely seemed like they were having a great time playing for our group. They nailed our first dance song and then just kept on going all night long - the dance floor was packed! Valerie herself is not only a tremendous singer and performer, but is a real pro - she did a great job at MC'ing the key events and kept things moving. She is also a sweet soul who just loves to entertain. Hire Valerie Tyson - you won't regret it!
- Luke G.
Los Angeles, CA
I hope you and the entire band are doing well. Lisa and I have just finished watching our wedding video to commemorate our one year anniversary. Watching the video recreated and brought the incredible memories of that special day back to life. My apology for not expressing our gratitude sooner, but I want you to know how your efforts and performance that evening made a great event even greater. The energy, warmth, and musical performances were amazing. No one ever left the dance floor!!! Many of my guests to this day still talk about the your bands performance. You made it personal and special for us and for that we Thank You. The Valerie Tyson Band made the Party!!!!!! You took it to another level. Thanks so much!!
Mike and Lisa Aguirre
Dear Ms. Tyson,
I want to sincerely thank you and your band with all of my heart. You made our wedding reception a true celebration that was enjoyed by all! When we first spoke, you had mentioned that there are plenty of bands to choose from, but The Valerie Tyson Band “performs.” You are so right! The energy that you share with your audience leaves them no choice but to get out of their seats and onto the dance floor!
I have been coming to see you perform all over South Florida for many years and your ability to move a crowd remains consistent in any venue. After seeing you so many times, I thought I knew exactly what to expect, but you exceeded my expectations and people are STILL talking!!!!! The personal touches that you added made the night so very special and I am grateful beyond what words can describe.
Due to the fact that I did not use a planner for our wedding, I personally met with and handled the contracts for every company that we chose to work with. Throughout this process, I learned a LOT. I can say that your kindness and professionalism far exceeds the norm. You are a woman of honesty, integrity and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Thank you for blessing our evening with your passion, energy, and your talent that is larger than life!
I hope you are doing well. All the event wrap-up has been a little crazy, but I wanted to make sure I thanked you and your band for such an amazing performance. I mean truly amazing. You guys were fantastic! We had a new venue this year and new style of gala and you and your band really enhanced the whole experience. I’m very appreciative that you were able to be apart of the event. I wanted you to know what a great job you all did. This is the first time people actually got up to dance. I hope you are available for the next event.
Thank you for your support!
Jason Taylor Foundation
When we began planning our destination wedding in Florida, the only thing we feared was being able to find the right band. As native New Yorkers, we felt we had been spoiled by the crème-de-la-crème of NYC bands at the dozens of weddings we have attended. We got your name from a few friends in Florida, watched your video, had a brief chat about music, signed the papers and hoped for the best come April 5th!
Our flowers were extraordinary. The food was a culinary masterpiece. My dress was one-of-a-kind. And yet, it is the Valerie Tyson band that has kept people talking about our wedding for months after! From the moment the night began, your energy was magnetic. You engaged frenzy! Your talent and passion made for seamless transitions as the set-list moved through the decades and the star-power of the band nearly blew the roof off the ballroom! While you were belting “Living on a Prayer” I was hoisted up above the crowd – singing with you at the top my lungs. I consider it one of the biggest highs of my life.
You were a consummate professional from start to finish and all-around pleasure to work with. We have several friends looking to get married in Florida now – but not for the beautiful weather or lush tropical landscape. It is for a different force of nature – the Valerie Tyson Band.
We always remember our wedding as every bit the PARTY that we wanted it to be. Thank you for everything Valerie!
Jamie and Josh Dardashtian
Leading up to the big day we had expectations of how we wanted the flow of our wedding to run and the types of songs that we wanted to be sung. With that in mind, you took time out of your extremely busy schedule to listen to all of our requests and ask us the important questions. We will never forget it when you said “I am here for you.” It’s your day and whatever you want I am here for you” you put our minds at ease and allowed us to focus on each other rather than to worry about the little details that we could have gotten caught up in.
Then, when the big day came, all of our dreams came true! You and your band are truly professionals in every sense of the word. You followed through on every one of your promises and more importantly, you kept the party going from the moment we introduced until it was to time leave. Your energy level is unparalleled to anyone else in the industry. Furthermore, the wedding had a great flow to it, which was so important. But what we loved best about you and your band was it seemed like you were having just as much fun as the guests. Your personalities and ability to adjust to the crowd was second to none. We also loved how you were able to play such a diverse group of songs from all different times and genres and that your voice sounded so well no matter it was.
It is also important to note all the compliments we received both throughout the night and the following of our wedding. Some of the comments were, “where did you find this band: They are incredible,” and another guest came up to us and said, “I have been to well over 50 weddings and your band is by far the best I have ever seen.” And our favorite comment from one of our guest was,”I had the best time at your wedding, the band kept us on the dance floor all night. We couldn’t wait to hear the song they were going to play next.”
Needless to say, we could never thank you enough for making our day the best day of our lives. With every little touch and every little way you made it so special, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you! We are officially a part of the Valerie Tyson fan club!
Susie and Joe Goldberg
I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. We had our wedding at the upscale Pierre’s in Islamondra, Florida and needed a band that would not only keep people dancing but also catered to our every wish. Valerie played every song we loved and also took the time to learn and play our wedding song (which was not on her list) and, when she sang it, she owned it!!!
My wife and I have become Valerie Tyson Band Super fans and try to catch her playing when she is in Miami. This band was recommended to me by the daughter of a very powerful media executive which Valerie played at a wedding for which they sent the DJ home when the heard Valerie play. Thank you Valerie! You’re the icing on the cake of any wedding.
Senior Account executive – Sales
AdFed of Greater Miami - President
I would highly recommend Valerie Tyson Band. We hired her for our wedding in March of 2010 and people are still talking about how wonderful the music was and how much fun they had. They were very professional, accommodating, and easy to work with throughout the whole process. Furthermore, we asked Valerie to learn a difficult song for the father / daughter dance and they did it perfectly. We could not have been happier!
Your band it could not have been better. People said that it was the best wedding that they have been to and much of it was due to the band. What a wonderful stage presence you all have. Some how even our Indian music and the transition back to the band was fun too! Words can not describe how happy my husband and I were with music. We will definitely seek them out at their local appearances in the future.
I hope this e-mail finds you well. I really couldn’t say enough about you and your band so here’s a little something:
“Valerie and Band did an amazing job creating a fun atmosphere at our Annual Holiday Party. The music was perfect for a corporate party and Valerie really did a great job getting everybody up on their feet. I loved Valerie’s vocals and fun personality.”
Thanks for everything,
Manager, Human Resources
Elizabeth Arden, Inc
Dear Ms. Tyson,
We wanted to write and thank you again for helping to make our Anniversary celebration such a great party. I knew when we saw you perform, and then heard your CD, that yours was the band for us, and we weren’t disappointed.
Everything about the music was perfect, from the mood at dinner to the dancing later on. In addition, you were so kind in assisting our non-professional singers and making sure we were comfortable and sounded good.
Please convey our appreciation to the guys in the band, and I hope We get to party with you again some day.
Thank you so much for helping make our wedding the most amazing day of our lives. When we first heard you and your band perform last year, we knew you were all excellent musicians. But your performance at the reception exceeded our already high expectations. You set the tone right away – with our first song. It was such a beautiful rendition, we wish we had a recording of it. Even though that song wasn’t part of your official repertoire, you made it sound like an old favorite. We can’t thank you enough for that moment. But, there were many more.
After the wedding, many of our guests later remarked on how much fun they had at the wedding (some said they’ve never had more fun at a wedding), and this is wholly because of you and your band.. I personally have never seen so many of my friends and relatives pack a dance floor for as long as they did that night – and I’ve known them all a long time! The music you chose was fantastic. Based on my one letter, you nailed the type of music we wanted to hear. You played songs I don’t even remember seeing on your song list, but when I heard them, I thought, “oh I’m so glad they’re playing this” (the cake song comes to mind—it was the perfect choice). What was particularly impressive was your mix of old songs and new, going from Motown to disco to hip-hop effortlessly. You kept the party going, kept everyone on their feet, and even added special touches like the bride and groom “shout-out” and the interactive rendition of “Brick House.” But besides your professionalism, musicianship, and wholehearted dedication to creating the vibe and atmosphere that we were looking for, what we really appreciate is the wonderful energy and spirit that you brought to the evening. It seemed like you were having as much fun as the guests. And that joyfulness is contagious. It set the tone for the evening – turning a happy occasion into an unforgettable one.
So, for that, we thank you and your band from the bottom of our hearts.
What a wonderful way to kick off our lives together!
With much gratitude and love,
Julie & Craig Gerber
Dear Ms. Tyson and Band Members:
We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding at the Four Seasons Palm Beach on November 6, 2004.
Your performance was outstanding and captured the true spirit of the event. Guests of all ages commented on how much they enjoyed your music.
We enjoyed the variety of songs played, and were impressed by your versatility. We were also pleased with the energy and enthusiasm with which you led the crowd through such traditions as the hora and the anniversary dance.
We appreciate that you learned and played our special song, “Luck be a Lady” for us. It personalized the evening even further.
You are true professionals and it has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you again for an evening to remember.
Stephanie and Ronald Buesinger
Dear Ms. Tyson,
First let me begin by apologizing for not having written this letter to you sooner. I have been enjoying the bliss of marriage with my beautiful wife and have neglected to maintain proper correspondence with friends and family during the past few months.
I want to thank you for the wonderful performance you and your band of musicians gave us during our wedding ceremony. I truly believe there is not a better and more professional group of musicians to have at a celebration than your band. Your selection of music was perfect for our wedding and you kept the party in full swing throughout the evening. I constantly receive compliments for our wedding and every compliment begins with a comment about how great your band was. I especially appreciate the way you accommodated each and every special request we made. Both my wife and I are thrilled with the way you handled our reception every step of the way and allowed us to relax and enjoy our celebration that much more.
My wife and I agree that our wedding was as successful as it was because of the job you did for us and we would recommend you to anybody who desires the very best professional musicians. You are truly in a class by yourself.
On behalf of Anne, Melissa, Josh, and myself I would like to thank you for the fine job you did at my daughter’s wedding at the Mayfair House.
You and your band were talented and versatile and were all true professionals. Many of our guests commented about your music and how much they enjoyed it.
We gave you the freedom to “feel the crowd,” and make your own decisions as to music content. Your expertise proved us right since the variety played pleased all.
Again, thanks for a job well done.
Father of the Bride
Steve and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work in making sure that our wedding was perfect. We also wanted to let you know that Valerie Tyson is simply amazing – not only is she a fabulous musician, she is also kind, compassionate, respectful and professional. She did everything in her power to make sure that Steve and I were comfortable and happy – she went above and beyond the call of duty.
Our wedding was better than we could have ever expected – thanks to Valerie. Please extend our warmest thoughts and deep appreciation to her and the rest of the musicians for us. And of course, please feel free to use us as a reference any time. We have already told several of our friends that the Valerie Tyson Band are the only way to go to have the party of your dreams.
Very truly yours,
Cheryl E. Zuckerman
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